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"25th Japan Gold Disc Award" names Arashi as "Artist of the Year"

January 5, 2011 @ 8:40 am
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The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced the winners of "The 25th Japan Gold Disc Award" on January 5th, and Arashi has received the "Artist of the Year" distinction for two consecutive years!

Aside from "Artist of the Year", Arashi also received five other awards, including "Album of the Year".

The "Japan Gold Disc Awards" was first launched in 1987 to recognize outstanding artists (and works) that have contributed to recording industry. Awards based on the actual sales number, and 2010's winners utilized data from January 1st ~ October 31st.

Check out the winners of "The 25th Japan Gold Disc Award" below!

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<The 25th Japan Gold Disc Award>


- Artist of the Year
• Domestic - Arashi
• International - Lady Ga Ga


- New Artist of the Year
• Domestic - Shoujo Jidai
• International - KARA


- The Best 5 New Artists (Domestic)
• WEAVER
• Kitano Kie
• KG
• Shoujo Jidai
• miwa


- The Best 3 New Artists (International)
• Orianthi
• KARA
• KE$HA


- The Best Enka/Kayoukyoku Artist
• Sakamoto Fuyumi


- Album of the Year
• Domestic - Arashi: "Boku no Miteiru Fukei"
• International - Linkin Park: "A Thousand Suns"


- The Best 5 Albums
• Arashi: "Boku no Miteiru Fukei"
• EXILE: "FANTASY"
• Tohoshinki: "BEST SELECTION 2010"
• Nishino Kana: "to LOVE"
• FUNKY MONKEY BABYS: "FUNKY MONKEY BABYS BEST"


- Classic Album of the Year
• Tsujii Nobuyuki: "My Favorite Chopin"


- Jazz Album of the Year
•  Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto: "TAKE YOUR PICK"


- Instrumental Album of the Year
• Various Artists: "image 10 emotional & relaxing"


- Soundtrack Album of the Year
• Cecile Corbel: "Karigurashi no Arrietty Soundtrack"


- Animation Album of the Year
• Various Artists: "ONE PIECE MEMORIAL BEST"

Traditional Japanese Music Album of the Year
• Nihon Columbia Ginei Ongaku Kai: "The 46th Columbia Zenkoku Ginei Concours Kadai Gin 'Ume'"

- Special Product Album of the Year
• JUJU: "Request"
• Tokunaga Hideaki: "VOCALIST 4"

- Single of the Year
• AKB48: "Beginner"

- The Best 5 Single
• Arashi: "Troublemaker", "Monster"
• AKB48: "Beginner", "Heavy Rotation", "Ponytail to Shushu"

- Song of the Year by download
• Domestic - Nishino Kana: "Aitakute Aitakute"
• International - KE$HA: "Tick Tock"

- The Best 5 Songs by download
• EXILE: "Motto Tsuyoku"
• Kimura Kaela: "Ring a Ding Dong"
• Nishino Kana: "Aitakute Aitakute", "if", "Best Friend"

- The Best Music Videos
• Arashi: "ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5×10"
• EXILE ATSUSHI: "EXH SPECIAL EXILE ATSUSHI PREMIUM LIVE SOLO"
• Tohoshinki: "TOHOSHINKI VIDEO CLIP COLLECTION -THE ONE-"
• The Rolling Stones: "Ladies and Gentlemen"

- Special Award
• Uemura Kana: "Toilet no Kamisama"
• Tokunaga Hideaki: "VOCALIST" Series

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